THE mystery surrounding the deaths of three Americans at a posh hotel in the Bahamas has deepened as their grieving families have requested a second autopsy.
Vincent Chiarella, 64, Robbie Phillips, 65, and Michael Phillips, 68, were found dead on May 6 at the luxury resort of Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma.
It is still not known how they died – weeks after their deaths.
Michael Darville, Secretary of Health and Wellness for the Bahamas, told EyeWitness News, “Toxicology reports are pending.
“There have been requests from family members of the deceased to bring in a pathologist from abroad to perform another autopsy.”
Darville added, “We also have the pathologists in the country who did their job and the samples were sent to a very reliable laboratory in the United States.”
The minister said he wanted to “get to the bottom of the investigation”.
He said, “You know, in order to move bodies across (the) water, they have to be embalmed, and that’s how this request was made.”
Pensioner Chiarella has been found dead at his villa – hours after he was reportedly feeling ill.
His wife Donnis, who is in her 60s, was taken to a Miami hospital. She is in good condition and recovering.
The couple celebrated their anniversary at the luxury resort, their son Austin told ABC News.
They had been photographed on swings on a sandy beach days before his death.
Austin revealed that Donnis woke up to find she couldn’t move.
She saw her husband lying on the floor.
Austin said: “Her legs and arms were swollen and she couldn’t move and she was screaming for someone to come through the door.
“I’m just so heartbroken. My father was everything to me.”
Robbie and Michael Phillips were named as the other two victims.
Her latest post featured seven stunning beach photos that featured sunny, blue skies, fluffy clouds, and clear water washing onto the sand.
It said: “If you are looking for the most beautiful long private beach with clear blue waters and like hearing the waves lapping, seeing sand dunes and hearing the seagulls speak – this is it! RELAX.”
Cops said a couple complained of nausea at the resort the previous night.
Officers said: “Officers found a Caucasian man leaning against a wall in a bathroom and not responding.
“The woman was also unresponsive. Both individuals showed signs of seizures. Officers examined the bodies and found no signs of trauma,” officials added.
They had been treated at a nearby medical facility before returning to the resort, reports the New York Post.
Chester Cooper, acting prime minister of the Bahamas, said no foul play was suspected.
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